Remaking his bike involved some of the traditional steps (removing the OE stickers, replacing the seat, adding a rack) but, for the most part, the project followed its own path. Perry is one of those builders who haunts motorcycle boneyards. For him the pleasure lies in finding an eye-catching part and figuring out where it belongs on his bike—sometimes taking weeks in the process. Also, once he finds a unique part for one side of the bike, he begins to search for a complementary piece. “If you find something for the left side, you gotta find something for the right,” says Perry. Usually, the part must be modified before being mounted to his Virago. This explains the almost jewelry-like detail lavished on this motorcycle.